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Why The Hell Is This Manhole Cover Levitating?

Why The Hell Is This Manhole Cover Levitating?

Video: A huge storm drenched Phoenix and flooded the streets earlier this week. That’s already bizarre, but the weirdest thing to come out of that storm that happens once a century in the desert is this floating manhole cover. The 68kg metal plate looks like it’s kind of dancing? Or…

Look How Much Better A City Can Be When It Designs For People Not Cars

It’s a common argument when a city wants to take away space for cars: “This isn’t Amsterdam.” But guess what, Amsterdam — where half the traffic movement in the city center is by bike — wasn’t always Amsterdam, either. The image above serves as proof proof that better street design…

This Company Wants To Test Plastic Roads That Can Be Made In A Factory

This Company Wants To Test Plastic Roads That Can Be Made In A Factory

Some scientists believe we’re living in a new epoch of history, the Anthropocene, defined by how drastically humans have altered the Earth with mining, roadways and other earthworks. Now, engineers are testing plastic roads that can be installed and removed incredibly quickly.